Occupational Therapist

Posted 2 years ago by Twenty 4 Seven
Pilning, Gloucestershire
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Job Description

Occupational Therapist

Location: Pilning, South Gloucestershire, BS35 4JN

Salary: Actual salary £22,502.86 – £27,166.22 dependant on experience (£26,540 – £32,040 FTE)

Hours: 40 hours per week – Term time only

We are seeking an Occupational Therapist on behalf of a dynamic and inspiring provision for children and young people aged 7-19 with a primary or secondary diagnosis of Autism and related social and communication needs.

The school offer every student the chance to explore and fulfil their own unique potential. With provision running from Key Stage 2 all the way through to post-16, we are set up to support children and young people at every stage of their academic journey.

The main purpose of the role:

As our Occupational Therapist, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within the therapy service based at the school. You will provide a high standard of occupational therapy assessment and intervention to children and young people, including advice and training to relevant parents, carers and professionals in line with proposed treatment plans.

You will work autonomously and manage a caseload of children with complex needs, autistic spectrum conditions, sensory needs and attachment difficulties that are placed within the specialist education setting.

Key duties:

Be professionally and legally accountable and responsible for all aspects of your own work including the management of young people in your care
Undertake autonomous assessment of children with a wide range of additional needs, including autistic spectrum conditions, sensory and attachment difficulties within the setting a specialist residential
Analyse and interpret assessments to recommend and deliver the best course of intervention for each child
Support individual development and care plans and assist individuals in accordance with their needs and wishes, particularly their activities of daily living, self-care, productivity and leisure
Formulate, evaluate and review individualised occupational therapy treatment plans, using clinical reasoning skills and utilising a wide range of treatment options to formulate a specialised programme of
Demonstrate sound understanding of clinical governance and clinical risk and to demonstrate the use of treatment plans with an evidence-based
Duties will vary, you must expect to diversify and lend a hand wherever is required.

Skills and Qualifications:

A recognised degree in Occupational Therapy and current registration of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Member of RCOT
Previous experience in an occupational therapy role
Experience of Multi-disciplinary team and multi-agency working
Knowledge and experience of a wide range of approaches to the management of children by advanced clinical reasoning
Knowledge of the management of children who have autistic spectrum conditions, sensory needs and attachment difficulties, including evidence based strategies.
Experience of using sensory strategies to support children and young people.

Benefits and Additional Information:

Full training and continued support
Life assurance and pension
Health cash back plan
Car lease scheme
Bike to work scheme
Perk box
Free parking

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and Twenty4Seven is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

Twenty4Seven is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer.